Monday, October 30, 2006

The Hydrological Cycle

For the first part of this unit you need to ensure that you have a good understanding of the Hydrological Cycle which represents the movement of water between the land, air and sea. The hydrological cycle is a closed system with a fixed amount of water, however this water may be in one of 3 states, liquid, gas or solid (ice) and although it may be moving it may also be in storage. Make sure you understand the hydrological cycle diagram and all its inputs, stores and transfers.
1. Evapotranspiration; 2. Condensation;
3. Precipitation; 4. Infiltration; 5. Throughflow; 6. Runoff; 7. Groundwater flow and 8. Evaporation

Now test yourself by having a go at the following Hydrological Cycle Quiz - simply drag and drop the key words into the correct position on the diagram.

Now check your understanding:

Try testing yourself on the different processes using these Hydrological Cycle Flash Cards
Now try this multiple choice quiz to test yourself.

Here are a couple of fun quizzes to also check your understanding of the key terms:
1. Hydrological Cycle Penalty Shootout (why not try the 2 player game against a friend!)
2. Hydrological Cycle Multiple Choice Key Terms Quiz

Welcome Back!

Welcome back - hope you all had a good half term. Congratulations on a good set of results in your end of unit coasts tests. Do look through your answers and see where you lost marks - do come and see me if you want to chat through any areas you are still unsure on. We are starting this half term on our next topic which is Rivers and their Drainage Basins!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Coasts Test - Good Luck!

Remember - the end of unit test for Cb's class is tomorrow - make sure you have revised your notes thoroughly and in particular that you have learnt your case studies. A few hints for you:

  • make good use of labelled diagrams - can you draw labelled sketches to help you draw the main erosion / deposition features?
  • remember to learn the processes that take place at the coast and if explaining the formation of a coastal feature talk about the processes which have resulted in its formation!
Good luck!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Revising the Coasts Unit

We have now come to the end of the Coasts unit, but before we move on you will have an end of unit test - to help with your revision visit the coasts revision resources on GeoBytes. There are summary notes, quizzes and even podcasts!

Coasts Revision Resources

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